Everything You Need to Know Before Buying Fitness Trackers or Smartwatches

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying Fitness Trackers or Smartwatches

Fitness trackers and smartwatches come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. And if there’s one thing for sure it’s that there is no one-size-fits all tracker for everyone. The right tracker for you is dependent on your wants, needs and goals. The good thing is you’ve taken the first step in leading a healthier lifestyle. 

The right fitness tracker can help you get a better understanding of your health – be it the hours of sleep, heart rate, calorie count, movement and so on. By monitoring your activities you will be able to guides yourself in the direction of making the right lifestyle choices, making a positive impact on your life. 

Basics to Choosing the Right Fitness Trackers

There are so many options in the market these days that it becomes a difficult task choosing the one that is appropriate for you. Here are a few basic guidelines that might help you choose the right device for you.

Price

Understanding your price range is of the upmost importance when you’re choosing a device. Going into the process it’s the first thing you should decide. Trackers can range anywhere between $10 and a couple hundred.  The more features you’re looking for the likely it will be more expensive so keep that in mind!

Design

Necklace, bracelet, watch or ring? Devices come in all sorts of designs, shapes and sizes. There’s fitness jewelry, traditional trackers and feature packed smartwatches. Would you rather it be inconspicuous or worn proudly around your wrist. The choice is yours and there are many to choose from!

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Functionality

Functionality in devices has improved over time. Now you can choose from a wide variety of options when choosing the tracker for you. What are your goals? What do you want to track? How will you be using this device in your day to day? It’s important to answer all of these questions so you can choose the one which suits your lifestyle best! For example, a swimmer will be interested in a waterproof device that can track laps and speed while a runner will be interested in GPS, distance and stride. Don’t worry there is definitely a device for you!

Connectivity

How easy is syncing your device or connecting to third party apps? Trackers don’t always have all the features you’re looking for which is why many turn to third party apps for things such as motivation, additional tracking metrics and data analysis. Which means that connectivity is important if you’re looking to take your tracking to the next level!

Getting yourself a fitness tracker is a huge investment. Make sure to put in the time to choosing the right one for you and not just another Fitbit. Which tracker is the right one for you?

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